Encourage creativity with an Art Bucket for Back-to-School #SchoolYearReady

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SchoolYearReady #CollectiveBias Do you encourage your children to imagine, create and be adventurous? All young kids are natural artists. Art helps encourage a child’s imagination and creativity and is a crucial part of growing up and learning vital emotional, social and mental skills. Using their little brains to create something from nothing is a skill that will go with them through the rest {Read More}

Going Back to (Home)School with Walmart Family Mobile #JustACallAway

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 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #JustACallAway #CollectiveBias Next month, we will be starting our second official year as a homeschooling family! Last year was definitely an adjustment period and thankfully, the kids did pretty well as I got used to our new schedule. Being able to call my mom when I needed some much-needed advice and perspective was a HUGE life-saver for me! This year, I will be {Read More}

Star Wars Rebels Invitations with Homemade Light Saber Pretzels #BDayOnBudget

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BDayOnBudget #CollectiveBias My oldest, Cohen, is going to be turning 7 years old in just two weeks… I just can’t believe it! He is going to be in second grade this year in homeschool! Gosh, he is just growing up so stinking fast, I can hardly handle it. With the big SEVEN looming, I wanted to make it an extra big deal for {Read More}

Host a Beach Party this Summer with #SwimWays

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“I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for SwimWays. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” My kids are around water just about every single day when the weather is nice. We live in one of the most beautiful places (in my humble opinion..ha!) and we enjoy exploring new areas around our local lakes and rivers! My kids know the importance of swim safety and are {Read More}

Girl’s Birthday Gift Ideas: Lalaloopsy Girls #NatTurns3

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Natalie’s birthday is coming this weekend!! I can’t believe how the time has flown. Seriously. So for the past few weeks, I have been trying to come up with several fun gifts to get for her this year, for the big birthday #3, and I got a good list going! Keep your eyes peeled this week for more Girl’s Birthday Ideas posts coming your way! For my first gift idea, I have the adorable Lalaloopsy Girls dolls! Nat has a {Read More}

The importance of water safety and kids #SwimWays

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“I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for SwimWays. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Taking kids around water can be intimidating because water accidents can happen so fast.. The fact is that it really IS scary! Drowning can happen so fast and can be silent, so close supervision, life jackets and swim lessons are super important for kids of all ages. Did you know {Read More}

Get ready for Summer with Mabel’s Labels #ICCAMPMABEL

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“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mabel’s Labels. I received a voucher to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Summertime is crazy for everyone, especially when you’re a parent with kids who need to be here and there and everywhere, all at the same time! Being busy is good but can also cause some confusion for the kids, sometimes, when they’re trying to keep track {Read More}

~ Springtime Adventures & Family Update ~

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Hello there, long lost readers!! As you probably figured out, I took a bit of a hiatus the last month or so, due to homeschool ending, being outdoors in the gorgeous sunshine, and keeping up with my dress-making! About once a year, I like to take a little break from the blogging world because, well, it does get tiring sometimes, with all the scheduled posts and such, so it’s nice to get away for a little while and focus. It {Read More}

Bring DUNKIN’ DONUTS® Coffee to your kitchen! #DunkinKcupLove

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Me and coffee? Yep, we are besties! I zombie-walk to the Keurig every morning and then enjoy my morning brew while the children run around like the little hooligans they are.. Now that the Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee K-Cup® Pods are available in the coffee aisle at my local grocery store, my mornings are extra sweet, especially when I’m sipping the new Bakery Series® Chocolate Glazed Donut flavor! Mmmmmm… These new coffee flavors have come into grocery stores just in time for Father’s {Read More}

Make every day Earth Day and ‘Green Up’ your bathroom #NaturalGoodness {& Homemade Natural Lotion Bars Recipe}

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias It’s definitely Earth Day every single day in our home! I’ve gone pretty crazy about organics, homemade, natural, and the like.. There are some seriously scary chemicals being used out there, that I’d like to keep my family, especially my kids, away from when possible! Thankfully, ‘greening up’ our bathroom was a simple task. With one trip to Walmart, I got all {Read More}